Islamabad: Former Pakistan first-class cricketer Zafar Sarfraz has died of COVID-19.
In accordance with a report in geo.television, Zafar succumbed to the novel coronavirus on the Girl Studying Hospital late Monday. The 50-year outdated is the primary skilled cricket participant from Pakistan to succumb to the coronavirus, after testing optimistic final Tuesday. He had been on a ventilator for the previous three days, hospital officers added.
Zafar, a left-handed batter and sluggish left-arm orthodox bowler, performed first-class cricket from 1988 to 1994 and Checklist A cricket from 1990 to 1992. He made 616 runs from 15 first-class video games for Peshawar and likewise had 96 runs from six one-day video games earlier than retiring in 1994 and shifting on to teach each the senior and the Below-19 Peshawar groups within the mid-2000s.
Zafar was the brother of late Pakistan worldwide cricketer Akhtar Sarfraz, who went on to play 4 ODIs between December 1997 and October 1998, scoring 66 runs in 4 innings.
Final month, nice Pakistani squash participant Azam Khan had additionally died of novel coronavirus on the age of 95. Azam, who received 4 consecutive British Open titles between 1959-62, had examined optimistic for COVID-19 in March finish and breathed his final in London`s Ealing Hospital.
Over 5,000 confirmed coronavirus instances have been reported up to now in Pakistan, together with 96 deaths.